People using smartphones while driving – the numbers are in!

April 19, 2017
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You're sitting in a line of cars at the intersection, waiting for the light to change - when it finally turns green, the 2nd car just sits there for several seconds until someone honks at them, and then they scoot through the light  ... but everyone behind them has to

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Regression with restricted cubic splines in SAS

April 19, 2017
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Regression with restricted cubic splines in SAS

Restricted cubic splines are a powerful technique for modeling nonlinear relationships by using linear regression models. I have attended multiple SAS Global Forum presentations that show how to use restricted cubic splines in SAS regression procedures. However, the presenters have all used the %RCSPLINE macro (Frank Harrell, 1988) to generate

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How to control the name of Excel sheets when they are all created at once

April 18, 2017
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Ok, so you know how to create multiple sheets in Excel, but can anyone tell me how to control the name of the sheets when they are all created at once? In the ODS destination for Excel, the suboption SHEET_INTERVAL is set to TABLE by default.  So what does that

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Your mapping toolkit tip #5 – determine which sales region your customers are in

April 17, 2017
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A new prospective customer enters their personal information on your web page, and they want to have a sales rep contact them ... but you need to know which sales region they're in, so you can assign them to a sales team. Now, multiply that by thousand...
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Visualize the 68-95-99.7 rule in SAS

April 17, 2017
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Visualize the 68-95-99.7 rule in SAS

A reader commented on last week's article about constructing symmetric intervals. He wanted to know if I created it in SAS. Yes, the graph, which illustrates the so-called 68-95-99.7 rule for the normal distribution, was created by using several statements in the SGPLOT procedure in Base SAS The SERIES statement

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Using SAS to access Google Analytics APIs

April 14, 2017
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Using SAS to access Google Analytics APIs

Every day before I even wake up, I have little "SAS robots" that do work for me. These are SAS batch jobs that gather data from external services and build data marts, generate reports, and send e-mail. One of those SAS jobs gathers Google Analytics data about our SAS blogs

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Airlines involuntarily bumping passengers off flights – let’s look at the data…

April 14, 2017
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You've probably all seen the images of the passenger being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight, to make room for airline staff flying on standby. The incident caused quite a bit of negative publicity, and quickly wiped out a quarter billion ...
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Introducing The Little SAS Enterprise Guide Book

April 13, 2017
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Introducing The Little SAS Enterprise Guide Book

There is a new member of The Little SAS Book family: The Little SAS Enterprise Guide Book.  This book is for people who use SAS Enterprise Guide as their interface.  EG is a point-and-click interface for SAS, but it’s great for programmers too.  And this book includes a new chapter covering the wonderful features...
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Your mapping toolkit tip #4 – importing maps into SAS

April 13, 2017
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SAS provides a map for each country, but there are likely other maps you want to use that SAS does not provide. If you have other maps in the Esri shapefile format, you're in luck - you can import those maps and use them! In this blog post I share [......
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